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Cdr. Bud Slabbaert on Caribbean female leadership
By The Publisher On Sunday, May 19th, 2019
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Where is your mental maturity?

By Cdr. Bud Slabbaert The older I get, the more I start asking why, and I start questioning all the answers. Maybe it’s a remnant of the child in me. When children are getting to the age of three, they start asking More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, May 19th, 2019
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Child Protection Conference Intercountry Task Force Children’s Rights

ST. MAARTEN/SABA—Children are vulnerable and need protection, at home, school and outside. As a community, we have to offer this protection. What are the risks that children run? How can we help them and which More...

Minister of Finance Perry Geerlings
By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 14th, 2019
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Minister Geerlings criticizes Dutch interference

PHILIPSBURG - Finance Minister Perry Geerlings criticized the Kingdom for interfering in St. Maarten’s affairs by attaching conditions to the provision of badly needed liquidity support but at the same time he More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 7th, 2019
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MP Peterson: “St. Maarten can not afford to be blacklisted post-Irma”

For the past months we have had meetings in Parliament to try to address the laws pertaining to the FATF (Financial Action Task Force) guidelines. We even had members of the Caribbean FATF come to parliament and More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, May 6th, 2019
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World Bank trust fund disbursed $21 million in first six months

PHILIPSBURG -- Sint Maarten needs $2.3 billion for the next seven years to overcome the impact of Hurricane Irma. This estimate was already published last summer in the country’s National Recovery and Resilience More...

Investment Club
By The Publisher On Friday, May 3rd, 2019
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A Legal Framework for Crowdfunding on St. Maarten

By Terrance Rey Crowdfunding has no legal basis here on St. Maarten. Generally, it boils down to making a donation. There is a maximum amount a private person can donate to another person for it to be considered More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, May 3rd, 2019
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Lofty goals in Roadmap to Waste Management

PHILIPSBURG -- “Sint Maarten is a clean and sustainable island, based on the principles of a circular economy. The waste situation is fully under control with minimum impact to the environment and in line with More...

Casino gambling roulette table
By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 30th, 2019
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Volkskrant describes St. Maarten as money laundering center

PHILIPSBURG – Sint Maarten made headlines in the Volkskrant on Tuesday and the news was not good. “An attractive island for tourists – and for criminal gangs that launder money,” correspondent Kees More...

Gerrit Schotte Youtube video
By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 30th, 2019
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Schotte’s fundraiser gets the cold shoulder

WILLEMSTAD - Maria Ruiz, the mother of former Prime Minister of Curacao Gerrit Schotte has initiated a Gofundme-campaign in an attempt to collect the money Schotte has to pay back to the Public Prosecutor’s Office More...

Court Room St. Maarten
By The Publisher On Thursday, April 25th, 2019
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The wrong message

By Hilbert Haar Think about this a bit. The court in Philipsburg decided against sending the suspects in the Pompeii-investigation to prison because, according to local reports, “the insufficient condition of More...